Top 10 Films of 2011

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1. The Intouchables (2011)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano | Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Votes: 686,859 | Gross: $13.18M

2. Circumstance (2011)

R | 107 min | Drama

65 Metascore

A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession.

Director: Maryam Keshavarz | Stars: Sarah Kazemy, Nikohl Boosheri, Reza Sixo Safai, Soheil Parsa

Votes: 7,087 | Gross: $0.44M

3. I Melt with You (2011)

R | 129 min | Drama

26 Metascore

When four 40-something college friends meet up for their annual reunion, things start to spiral out of control, and a pact they made as young men is revisited.

Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Thomas Jane, Rob Lowe, Jeremy Piven, Christian McKay

Votes: 5,603 | Gross: $0.00M

4. Win Win (2011)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

75 Metascore

A struggling lawyer and volunteer wrestling coach's chicanery comes back to haunt him when the teenage grandson of the client he has double-crossed comes into his life.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Jeffrey Tambor, Bobby Cannavale

Votes: 51,762 | Gross: $10.18M

5. Pariah (I) (2011)

R | 86 min | Drama

79 Metascore

A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans, Aasha Davis, Pernell Walker

Votes: 5,523 | Gross: $0.76M

6. Rampart (2011)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

70 Metascore

Set in 1999 Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival.

Director: Oren Moverman | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 22,229 | Gross: $0.97M

7. Contagion (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

70 Metascore

Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 202,717 | Gross: $75.66M

8. Tyrannosaur (2011)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

65 Metascore

Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction, earns a chance of redemption that appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker.

Director: Paddy Considine | Stars: Peter Mullan, Archie Lal, Jag Sanghera, Mike Fearnley

Votes: 28,697 | Gross: $0.02M

9. The Hidden Face (2011)

R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Shattered by the unexpected news of their irreversible break-up, an aspiring orchestra conductor is puzzled by his girlfriend's mysterious and seemingly inexplicable case of disappearance. But, can he look beyond the facts?

Director: Andrés Baiz | Stars: Quim Gutiérrez, Martina García, María Soledad Rodríguez, Jose Luis Garcia

Votes: 32,575

10. Young Adult (2011)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

71 Metascore

Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, Patton Oswalt, Elizabeth Reaser

Votes: 74,797 | Gross: $16.31M

11. Take Shelter (2011)

R | 120 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

85 Metascore

Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.

Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Shea Whigham, Tova Stewart

Votes: 84,089 | Gross: $1.73M

12. Bernie (2011)

PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

75 Metascore

In small-town Texas, an affable mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when she starts to become controlling, he goes to great lengths to separate himself from her grasp.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Brady Coleman

Votes: 54,106 | Gross: $9.20M

13. Incendies (2010)

R | 131 min | Drama, Mystery, War

80 Metascore

Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history and fulfill their mother's last wishes.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Mustafa Kamel

Votes: 126,535 | Gross: $6.86M

14. Miss Bala (2011)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

After entering a beauty contest in Tijuana, a young woman witnesses drug-related murders and is forced to do the gang's bidding.

Director: Gerardo Naranjo | Stars: Stephanie Sigman, Noé Hernández, Irene Azuela, Jose Yenque

Votes: 8,174

15. The Loneliest Planet (2011)

Not Rated | 113 min | Thriller

76 Metascore

An engaged couple's backpacking trip in the Caucasus Mountains is derailed by a single misstep that threatens to undo everything the pair believed about each other and about themselves.

Director: Julia Loktev | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Hani Furstenberg, Bidzina Gujabidze, Tali Pitakhelauri

Votes: 3,631 | Gross: $0.13M

16. The Kid with a Bike (2011)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama

87 Metascore

Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Thomas Doret, Cécile de France, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione

Votes: 24,786 | Gross: $1.38M

17. This Is Not a Film (2011)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

90 Metascore

It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.

Directors: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Jafar Panahi | Stars: Jafar Panahi, Igi, Mrs. Gheirat, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb

Votes: 4,355 | Gross: $0.08M

18. The Turin Horse (2011)

Not Rated | 155 min | Drama

80 Metascore

A rural farmer is forced to confront the mortality of his faithful horse.

Directors: Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky | Stars: János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Mihály Kormos, Ricsi

Votes: 13,680 | Gross: $0.05M

19. In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, War

56 Metascore

During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.

Director: Angelina Jolie | Stars: Zana Marjanovic, Goran Kostic, Rade Serbedzija, Vanessa Glodjo

Votes: 32,848 | Gross: $0.30M

20. A Violent State (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Jordan Reese is a man on the verge of leaving his life of crime far behind him, until the night that his past sneaks into town. It doesn't take long before violence is unleashed in the open... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Langley | Stars: Adrian Langley, Lee Beaudin, Jessica Edwards, David Rowan

Votes: 43

21. Puncture (2011)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama

54 Metascore

A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.

Directors: Adam Kassen, Mark Kassen | Stars: Chris Evans, Mark Kassen, Vinessa Shaw, Marshall Bell

Votes: 21,697 | Gross: $0.07M

22. Kokowääh (2011)

123 min | Comedy

Henry is a handsome screenwriter who is trying to win the heart of the woman he truly loves. His plans are interrupted when he finds Magdalena, a little girl at his house.

Director: Til Schweiger | Stars: Numan Acar, Meret Becker, Gode Benedix, Anne-Sophie Briest

Votes: 8,726

23. Carnage (2011)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly

Votes: 112,250 | Gross: $2.55M

24. Policeman (2011)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama

79 Metascore

A member of an Israeli anti-terrorist unit clashes with a group of young radicals.

Director: Nadav Lapid | Stars: Yiftach Klein, Yaara Pelzig, Michael Moshonov, Menashe Noy

Votes: 772 | Gross: $0.01M

25. A Better Life (2011)

110 min | Drama

Yann (Guillaume Canet) and Nadia (Leïla Bekhti) fall in love. Nadia has acquired a crumbling building in a Paris suburb and the couple decide to renovate it to launch a restaurant. But ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Kahn | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Leïla Bekhti, Slimane Khettabi, Abraham Belaga

Votes: 1,566

26. The Hidden Face (2011)

R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Shattered by the unexpected news of their irreversible break-up, an aspiring orchestra conductor is puzzled by his girlfriend's mysterious and seemingly inexplicable case of disappearance. But, can he look beyond the facts?

Director: Andrés Baiz | Stars: Quim Gutiérrez, Martina García, María Soledad Rodríguez, Jose Luis Garcia

Votes: 32,575

27. Gun Hill Road (2011)

R | 86 min | Drama

55 Metascore

An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three years in prison to discover his wife estranged and his child exploring a gender transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.

Director: Rashaad Ernesto Green | Stars: Esai Morales, Robert Salzman, Ty Jones, Harmony Santana

Votes: 1,050 | Gross: $0.15M

28. The Truth About Angels (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Thriller

An ordinary guy escapes his turbulent home life when he is invited to an exclusive Hollywood party by his movie star friend, only to discover that there's more to the glamorous world than meets the eye.

Director: Lichelli Lazar-Lea | Stars: Antonio Del Prete, Simon Rex, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Dree Hemingway

Votes: 120

29. Shouting Secrets (2011)

88 min | Drama

Shouting Secrets is a hopeful and heartwarming, universal story taking place in a present day Native American family. It's a story that is at once about the constancy and the fragility of love, as well as the importance of family.

Director: Korinna Sehringer | Stars: Chaske Spencer, Q'orianka Kilcher, Tyler Christopher, Gil Birmingham

Votes: 182

30. Return (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

63 Metascore

A soldier returns to her family, friends, and old job after a tour of duty, though she finds herself struggling to find her place in her everyday life.

Director: Liza Johnson | Stars: Linda Cardellini, Michael Shannon, John Slattery, Talia Balsam

Votes: 865 | Gross: $0.01M

31. Almayer's Folly (2011)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama

92 Metascore

A tale of an occidental merchant, Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina, collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice.

Director: Chantal Akerman | Stars: Stanislas Merhar, Marc Barbé, Aurora Marion, Zac Andianas

Votes: 501

32. The Skin I Live In (2011)

R | 120 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

70 Metascore

A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Jan Cornet, Marisa Paredes

Votes: 124,919 | Gross: $3.19M

33. Happy New Year (IV) (2011)

R | 104 min | Drama, War

51 Metascore

A war-torn Marine returns home to face his fiercest battle yet - the one against himself.

Director: K. Lorrel Manning | Stars: Michael Cuomo, J.D. Williams, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Victoria Gates

Votes: 106

34. Roadie (2011)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

61 Metascore

After 20 years on the road with Blue Oyster Cult, Jimmy Testagros returns to his hometown to life with his ailing mother. Complications arise when he falls for an old friend, who is now married to his longtime nemesis.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Ron Eldard, Bobby Cannavale, Jill Hennessy, Lois Smith

Votes: 1,046 | Gross: $0.01M

35. Puncture (2011)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama

54 Metascore

A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.

Directors: Adam Kassen, Mark Kassen | Stars: Chris Evans, Mark Kassen, Vinessa Shaw, Marshall Bell

Votes: 21,697 | Gross: $0.07M

36. The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama

64 Metascore

THE LAST RITES OF JOE MAY chronicles the last days in the life of Joe May, an aging, short money hustler who always believed that a glorious destiny awaited him around every corner. Now in ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Maggio | Stars: Dennis Farina, Matt DeCaro, Meredith Droeger, Jamie Anne Allman

Votes: 601

37. Wreckers (2011)

TV-MA | 85 min | Drama

A married couple moves back to its childhood village to start a family, but a surprise visit from the husband's brother ignites sibling rivalry and exposes lies embedded in the couple's ... See full summary »

Director: Dictynna Hood | Stars: Claire Foy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Shaun Evans, Peter McDonald

Votes: 2,521

38. Happy New Year (IV) (2011)

R | 104 min | Drama, War

51 Metascore

A war-torn Marine returns home to face his fiercest battle yet - the one against himself.

Director: K. Lorrel Manning | Stars: Michael Cuomo, J.D. Williams, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Victoria Gates

Votes: 106

39. In My Pocket (2011)

TV-MA | 94 min | Drama, Romance

A harrowing journey down the dark spiral of drug addiction. As Stephen Jameson's carefully constructed life slowly falls apart, his belief system is shattered when he discovers that he's no... See full summary »

Director: David Lisle Johnson | Stars: Gregory Smith, Zack Ward, Shantel VanSanten, Brendan Sexton III

Votes: 167

40. The Green (2011)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

Michael Gavin and his partner Daniel trade the rat race of New York City for the idyllic charm of the Connecticut shoreline, with hopes of a simpler life and time for Michael to finish his ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Williford | Stars: Jason Butler Harner, Cheyenne Jackson, Illeana Douglas, Chris Bert

Votes: 745

41. Stella Days (2011)

TV-14 | 100 min | Drama

56 Metascore

A small town cinema in rural Ireland becomes the setting for a dramatic struggle between faith and passion, Rome and Hollywood and a man and his conscience.

Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan | Stars: Martin Sheen, Stephen Rea, Trystan Gravelle, Marcella Plunkett

Votes: 371

42. The Music Never Stopped (2011)

PG | 105 min | Drama, Music

60 Metascore

Tale of a father who struggles to bond with his estranged son Gabriel, after Gabriel suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. With Gabriel unable to shed the ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Kohlberg | Stars: Lou Taylor Pucci, J.K. Simmons, Julia Ormond, Cara Seymour

Votes: 7,287 | Gross: $0.26M

43. Q (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance

In a social context deteriorated by a countrywide economic crisis, the life of several people will be turned upside down after they meet Cecile, a character who symbolizes desire.

Director: Laurent Bouhnik | Stars: Déborah Révy, Hélène Zimmer, Gowan Didi, Johnny Amaro

Votes: 5,399

44. Hugo (2011)

PG | 126 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

83 Metascore

In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret, who lives in the walls of a train station, is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 286,671 | Gross: $73.86M



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